Catching Skipjack Herring

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by puddle jumper, Aug 28, 2009.

What do you catch Skippys with??

  1. Sabiki Rig

  2. Curly Tail jigs

  3. Hair jigs

  4. Spinners, What kind?

  5. Spoons, What kind?

  6. Other's, Please post what.Thanks..

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  1. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what you guys catch skippys with??? Me I tie two white or yellow marbuo Hair jigs together about 12" apart and pump them on a fast retrive in the fast water and seams below the dams...:wink:
    How about you???
    Puddle
    You can pick more than one...
    :big_smile:
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2009
  2. whiteriver

    whiteriver New Member

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    I like to use three or four curly tail grubs but, believe it or not, I have caught a bunch of them when I didn't have any lures by taking a long triange of skin off the side of one, scale it and hook it on a # 4 eagle claw 214 hook and used it with good results.
     

  3. catman79

    catman79 New Member

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    i use a small sickle aberdeen gold hook with a split shot just above and a bobber set about 18" above that.then i use dead minnows usually 3 at a time.i also hit wing dikes and use small crank baits or a small silver and blue bill lewis rattle trap.
     
  4. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Fresh, new maribou will work great on your jigs; I won't buy it because it doesn't hold up in my tacklebox and I'm too cheap to buy new jigs every year. I've been thinking about trying some white pork rind, though, on the theory that it will hold up much better than the plastic curlytails, and still give plenty of action. If you aren't worried about the action, white bucktail would probably work just fine and last well.
     
  6. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    I tie a couple of white hair jigs and go from there. Works good for me if they are around
     
  7. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    In my skip jack catching endeavors, I have tried all mentioned in the poll, with success from them all, I fish what the Skips wont at that moment if the bite slows, I will pick up another rod with a new lure and try again!
     
  8. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Name:
    Walter Flack
    Curly tail jigs and feather tail jigs most of the time. I use the sabiki rigs to target smaller 6-10 inch skippies. Ive had some success with spoons but quit using them because it took to long to remove the tri-hooks. Also have caught them on live crickets and crappie minnows.
     
  9. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    One that hasn't been mention that I sometimes use is a small live minnow under a cork..
     
  10. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    I've seen that work for a few folks where I fish.. does real good for the 2-3 lbers.:cool2:
     
  11. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    I tie my own sabiki rigs.in different colors when needed.:wink:
     
  12. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    im gonna throw my secret out in the open ....


    CRICKETS ! freez them hard ... about 1 hour and hook them thru the head let the body dangle and use a weighted small bober ....

    Wax worms the little white ones... 1 on a hook use a gold small hook also.
    Herring will hit them fast so be ready its like they have a fork and knife down there they will strip your bait fast!:confused2:


    Youll smash them. :big_smile: Game over have fun guys this works the best for me ... ive used every rig,trick,sent in the book .
     
  13. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    What ever works is best.
    I tie my own flys using sickle hooks they work great. Most times when others can't catch skipjack and there deep. Just drop down and fish on bottom with a small minnow and catch them.
    Fishing for Stripers at Pickwick in the boils was using The New power bait 3" minnows on a 3/0 circle hook 3ft of leader off a 3-way swivel then 6" drop to a 3 oz sinker. Wears the skipjack out when others can't catch them.
    So many people do not know or think about it. But when skipjack are not on top. They have to be somewhere, so guess what? There deep.
    Pete
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I voted on the curly tail jigs. Pete I never thought of fishing on the bottom for them. Great tip.
     
  15. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    i like foley spoons but curley tails work to
     
  16. offshore_angler

    offshore_angler New Member

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    i voted sabiki rig...but i think spoons work great too...
     
  17. catmanoneufala

    catmanoneufala New Member

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    seale,alabama
    very same thing hear....hair jigs or curly tail jigs... white or chartrus...and some times pink works good
     
  18. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    Sabiki rigs PINK #4 works great for the smaller ones but what I have found is that silver side minnows tied simular to a sabiki gets the big ones. Went last weekend back to wdm in arkansas and we caught 135 in 4 hours. So My favorite as of today silver side minnows
     
  19. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I use deer hair flies that I tie myself and sabiki rigs and curly tail jigs.
     
  20. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    Store bought jigs and deer hair jigs I tie my self. I have found that when they stop biting To down size your jig. When they are hard to find I use minnows under a cork at night around dock lights.